os x mountain lion

  • Help Key: Put Display Settings Back In The OS X Mountain Lion Menu Bar Where They Belong

    Help Key: Put Display Settings Back In The OS X Mountain Lion Menu Bar Where They Belong

    I like my Retina MacBook Pro, in part because I have the option to switch to extremely high-resolution display modes when I’m way from my home Thunderbolt monitor and want as much screen real estate as I can get. But Apple did a curious thing in OS X Mountain Lion: They removed the option to put a display preferences item in the OS X menu bar. Luckily, third-party developers have stepped… Read More

  • OS X Mountain Lion: Quick, Familiar, Cheap, And Drenched In iOS Goodness

    OS X Mountain Lion: Quick, Familiar, Cheap, And Drenched In iOS Goodness

    Trying to write a review of OS X Mountain Lion is tricky. First of all, I had already written a review¬†back in February, when Apple legitimately surprised the world with the revelation that the ninth iteration of OS X was just about ready to go. Granted, back then I only had a few days to play with an early build. But it was already pretty solid at that point. Now, months later, I’ve had… Read More

  • OS X Mountain Lion Brings The Mac Into The Game

    OS X Mountain Lion Brings The Mac Into The Game

    Gamers, start your engines, lift your fruit-slicing swords, and lace up your Temple-running shoes. Game Center, Apple’s gaming/social hub for iOS, has finally made it’s way over to the more mature Apple OS, OS X Mountain Lion. This is huge. Not because you’ll be able to enjoy the features of Game Center while playing around on your Mac (which will likely be great fun… Read More

  • As OS X Mountain Lion Proves, Twitter Is Apple’s Social Network

    As OS X Mountain Lion Proves, Twitter Is Apple’s Social Network

    At Apple’s WWDC event last June, Twitter made a new best friend: Apple. The tech giant announced that it would bake the social network into every single iOS device by way of the new iOS 5 software.¬†This left many stunned for two reasons. 1) Apple rarely does such deep partnerships with third-parties. 2) It wasn’t Facebook. It was all-around a huge win for Twitter. And a win for… Read More

  • Surprise! OS X Mountain Lion Roars Into Existence (For Developers Today, Everyone This Summer)

    Surprise! OS X Mountain Lion Roars Into Existence (For Developers Today, Everyone This Summer)

    Confirmed: Apple can still surprise. On July 20 of last year, Apple began a journey. With OS X Lion (aka OS X 10.7), the company started taking some of what they had learned from iOS, and the iPad specifically, and putting it in their more mature OS. Today, that transition continues with OS X Mountain Lion. Yes, Apple is already ready to show off the next version of OS X — technically… Read More